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Check out Maha Shakti RYT 200 Training at Living Yoga Dallas …

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Maha Shakti Flow or “Boundless Energy” is the result of merging multiple styles of yoga. Influenced by premier yogis like Shiva Rea, Sri Dharma Mittra and Ana Forest. This creative, contemporary style of yoga encourages students to explore the physical and emotional sensations of a pose while moving through fluidly-allowing freedom to reside in a pose. During this 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training Program, you will learn proper structural and energetic alignment of asanas, eastern and western anatomy and physiology, as well as history, philosophy including the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and more. Unlike other teacher training programs, we offer over 20 classroom practice hours giving you plenty opportunities to lead fellow students through sun salutations, series of poses and fluid sequences.                        

Carla Castellanos

                    teaching her first class!

You will learn how to design multi-level classes, to break poses down from simplest to most challenging, address special cases like prenatal yoga and more. This comprehensive program was created by Dallas based instructors Adri Kyser (500 E-RYT) and Amy Johnson (200 E-RYT). With like styles, they emphasize fluid motion in their Vinyasa instruction.

 

Saturday, July 21, 2012 – Sunday, September 9, 2012

Instructors: Adri Kyser E-RYT 500, Amy Johnson

Hosted by: Twist Power YogaEvent location:

Twist Power Yoga

11722 Marsh Lane Suite 302

Dallas, TX 75229

See map: Google Maps

Price:

$2190* full or 3 payments of $850*

For more information

 

To attend Maha Shakti 200-Hour Vinyasa Teachers Training Program presented by Adri Kyser E-RYT 500 and Amy Johnson E-RYT 200:

To Register call 214-557-9354 or go to http://www.twistpoweryoga.com

Date(s):

Sat, 07/21/2012 – Sun, 09/09/2012

Schedule:

The Maha Shakti Flow 200-hour immerison program is divided into three modules lasting 5 weeks each.
Module 1: April 21st – June 1st
Module 2: July 21st -Sept 9th
Module 3: Oct 27th – Dec 9th

 

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Yoga-yolk,union…YES!

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So you decided to expand your knowledge and sign up for teacher training huh? Well get ready, you are in for a treat!

This day reminds me of my first day of Maha Shakti Teacher Training last year. I was so nervous, I could hardly sleep the night before… no really, I was excited and anxious and very self conscious of my yoga practice. As I looked around the room at these beautiful yogini (we had no boys that round) I thought, “what am I doing here? These ladies obviously know more than I do about , well, EVERYTHING”! I was like a kid in kindergarten… sizing everyone up, figuring out who they were before they even opened their mouths… BOY, WAS I WRONG about everyone of them! I don’t mean I was being necessarily critical, just thinking I could tell who was whom just by observing them. What actually happened was this, this group, or KULA as we were called, transformed me.

Now, I work with people very closely every day, but it had been a long time since I was EXPOSED.

When Adri and Amy told us to find a partner and start teaching her yoga… I froze. I lost my words. I forgot how to do any of the postures. Gone from my brain was everything I knew about my own practice… I was self conscious about everything… My brain said” your’re too old to start this thing, stick with what you know, you don’t have the body for a yoga instructor, what makes you so special that someone would want to learn this  from you?”  Panic.

I went home and didn’t sleep , I kept playing my day over and over. Then it hit me… “I don’t KNOW this”.  That’s it, simply put, it had been a very long time since those words have rang in my ear… like learning a different language, or a new dance step…  and then having to teach it to someone else! UGH!

Well, I will spare you the long story although it didn’t take that long actually. I overcame my stagefright, I started feeling alot less self conscious and I am actually starting to teach yoga this month at the City of Dallas Churchill Recreation center as an independant vendor, all thanks to Adri and Amy and their Maha Shakti Teacher Training that made me the teacher on the first day.  Yes I survived …and thrived!

…and so will you!

Namaste New Maha Shakti Teacher TrainersThe New Teachers in action

Finding Inspiration… Internationally!

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Adri Teaching Internationally

 

April 17, 2012 by Adri Kyser | 1 Comment

I just came back from an amazing weekend in Canada renewed, empowered and with new found Inspiration. I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet and practice with such a lovely group of yogis, who opened their hearts to make me feel welcome and like one of their own.

When I first started teaching yoga,  I knew how powerful yoga can be but I did not know how powerful yoga can be when you surrender completely and get out of your own way…. Not just for the students but for us as teachers as well.

I found myself teaching this weekend to a group of yogis I have never met, yet there was a sense of trust and connection from the very beginning. We were ready to breath, move, and dance together. We were ready to flourish and awaken….

The transformation I witnessed within myself and among everyone present was a gift we all welcomed. Tears of joy and gratitude along with laughter, love and hope filled the room through many of our sessions.

Many of us got more clear definitions of what and where we want to be. Many of us got confirmation that we are doing exactly what we need to be doing or that we are on the right path. Some of us stepped out of our comfort zone and reached new highs never thought possible.

Trance dance was one of those moments for me. I have participated in many trance dances led by others. I danced to my fullest without any limitations or concerns, but I have never led a Trance Dance on my own before this weekend. I felt I was not ready yet. I made excuses and tried to justify it by making statements like” I am afraid that people won’t come or I would wonder how I would be judged….”

The day came and I could not hide or run anymore. I would find freedom and the willingness to be vulnerable to dance for my own liberation.

The saying, “when the teacher is ready the students will appear”, is not a joke! I not only got several students but the people that participated were looking for something like this for months. We all danced till exhaustion. We all danced to be moved and transformed. We all danced to find freedom.

The most powerful part about all this was that I completely surrendered and got out of my own way. I did not worry about the DJ having the perfect songs to play in the order I would like, or what to say, what to do and when. I trusted myself, I trusted the flow, I trusted that I would be guided in the right direction. I opened my heart and got out of my head! This was my yoga in action, I let go and let God guide me and take over and the best part was everyone did the same.

This was very transformational for me because I gave myself the space to be open and let things unfold naturally. I am someone that likes to plan, organize and have everything ready so I can do my very best….Don’t get me wrong I prepared and thought about few things, I even asked a friend for advise but at the end I let my heart be the guide.

Many of the participants were so grateful for my teaching and for what I was able to offer to them but I am not sure if they realized how much the gave me as well.

Here is something one of the students wrote about how she felt after the weekend with me…

Adri Teaching internationally

Adri Teaching Internationally

Adri in Canada

Teaching in Canada!

 

 “I feel my tummy… my own power and strength… I feel the flame burning stronger and higher than ever to continue trusting my hearts passion in holding space for reverencing water, honouring and recognizing our fluid bodies, going with flow, adapting, ever changing, cleansing and nourishing souls, welcoming tears for healing, allowing E (energy) Motion to be felt and move through, for clarity, for vision, for miracles and manifesting and revealing uncensored truths. I am water, strong and powerful yet yielding to that which rises as resistance in my mind and body…. and in the heart of that… I find surrender and peace. Thank you Adri Kyser ” ~ Sheena

I am so grateful for this weekend and for the opportunity I get everyday to step on my mat and follow my heart.

When was the last time you found yourself completely free? When was the last time you gave yourself permission to try something new, let go of control and found complete surrender? Maybe today is the day you dance for freedom and liberation!

Love and Peace,

Adri

“ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ” -Henry Adams

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Maha Shakti Teacher Training Spring 2012 Starts April 21st

This is the point…is it not ? I mean of 200 Hour Yoga  Teacher Trainings and being certified by the Yoga Alliance. The whole idea of becomming a teacher of anything is to have your influence continue without really knowing where or HOW it will be translated by your student. Afterall, the yogis that began teaching their unique approach to this practice (preparing the body for meditation ) could not have imagined where their instruction and insights would manifest centuries later in 2012. Basically, we as instructors of any kind simply transfer our knowledge based on experience(s) to willing students, who then begin the process of filtering that knowledge through their own experiences – adding some elements here, taking some out  there… and so on.

We are never just one teacher’s student… we employ others on a regular basis to guide us as we develop our knowledge. However, as students, we strive to connect with our teachers on a deeper level in order to grow personally….spiritually.  It is vital that we understand the responsibility we have when a student comes to us for direction and education. That as mentors we are sharing our knowledge  through our  own filter, and that  our student has his/her own filter with which to examine and translate the information.

So as I read this quote, I was reminded that with our actions, words and deeds we have a responsibility as teachers … to create a relationship that supports and encourages the growth of our student on many levels, even if it means we discover our own room for growth. Either way, student or teacher, it is an invaluable relationship and a worthwhile journey.

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We all have a special teacher…

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Student-teachers Maha Shakti

These are the Teacher-Students of Maha Shakti 200RYT

 who’ve  helped us to explore our natural gifts. It is a human experience that all of us share. Maybe it was a school teacher, maybe a coach of some sort or possibly our parents. Our teachers show up when we are capable of learning what it is they are here to share with us. In order for us to grow as people we must connect with them in a unique way. Take a moment to think about this…. who inspired you to grow the most? What was their method? How did you learn… did you learn by watching, listening or doing?

Imagine that the practice of YOGA has been taught to eager students  for centuries… one teacher at a time, one student at a time… and yet, the traditions of yoga, which could have easily been lost in translation, have in fact maintained their value and continued to inspire students of this practice…. and teachers!

 Today if you have been inspired by a teacher in your life and yet  never imagined  yourself able to teach anything of value, think again. It could be as simple as a hobby or as complicated as helping someone discover their unique talents. You have gifts to share and there is a student out there who is in need of your instruction and guidance. Yoga, or UNION is what the essence of that teacher-student relationship. If you have been literally inspired by the asanas of yoga, or by the teacher who shared them with you when you were ready to learn, try paying it forward through the traditions of yoga. You may surprise yourself  and find an inner teacher who’s been trying to get out.

Maha Shakti Teacher Training Spring 2012 Starts April 21st… register online at www.twistpoweryoga.com